\ ˈrü-mē How to pronounce roomy (audio) , ˈru̇-\
roomier; roomiest

Definition of roomy

1 : having ample room : spacious
2 of a female mammal : having a large or well-proportioned body suited for breeding

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Other Words from roomy

roominess noun

Examples of roomy in a Sentence

a small car that's surprisingly roomy inside

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At Maison Margiela, John Galliano cast models of all genders in his corseted brocade dresses and roomy, bold suiting. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Rihanna, Celine, and That Versace Deal—The 10 Biggest Stories of the Spring 2019 Season," 5 Oct. 2018 Nelson will almost certainly be an upgrade, even when compared to an accomplished vet like Sitton, and has vowed to make a roomier pocket for his next quarterback, something Mitchell Trubisky would certainly appreciate in his second season. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "NFL mock draft 2018: Bengals-Bills trade, post-combine fallout shake up first round," 13 Mar. 2018 For the over-packer, a roomier duffle bag may be the right investment; try a monogrammed style that doubles as a status item, like Bella, who was recently spotted carrying a vintage style by Louis Vuitton in a Takashi Murakami–drawn cherry print. Vogue, "Is the Airport Your Runway? Meet 4 Travel Bags That Marry Fashion and Function," 23 Apr. 2019 As American consumers gravitated away from cars and toward trucks, S.U.V.s and roomy but fuel-efficient S.U.V. cousins known as crossovers, Ford began losing money on cars and allowed its S.U.V. and crossover lineup to age. New York Times, "Ford Changed Leaders, Looking for a Lift. It’s Still Looking.," 24 Apr. 2018 This latest version follows in the footsteps of its predecessors, with a roomy interior, durable exterior, and a hard shell in titanium, black, and silver. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "RIMOWA's New Pop-Up Is One More Reason to Visit Aspen This Winter," 20 Dec. 2018 If small bags aren’t your thing, another editor made the case for a roomy white hobo. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Forget Beige and Black: Spring’s Must-Have Bags Come in Ultra-Bright White," 29 Mar. 2019 This style also tends to be wider and roomier; the largest IKEA fridge—35 ⅝ inches wide, 18 cubic feet—is the French-door NUTID for $1,799. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, "Refrigerators," 11 Feb. 2019 Now comes the 2019 Volvo XC40, which straddles the line between the smallest subcompact crossover and the roomier compact crossover space. Robert Duffer,, "Review: 2019 Volvo XC40 continues winning crossover tradition," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of roomy

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of roomy was in 1581

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English Language Learners Definition of roomy

: having plenty of space or room


\ ˈrü-mē How to pronounce roomy (audio) , ˈru̇-\
roomier; roomiest

Kids Definition of roomy

: spacious The house has roomy closets.

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roominess noun

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